- Tyrone McAllister, the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, appeared in court on Friday.
- He was pictured smiling and flipping people off during his arraignment over charges of elder abuse, attempted robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.
- He and a 16-year-old boy are accused of attacking 71-year-old Sahib Singh Natt in Manteca, California, last week.
- Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister shared a message on the department’s Facebook page saying he helped identify his son as the primary aggressor in the video.
The 18-year-old estranged son of a California police chief smiled and flipped people off in court as he made his first appearance over charges of assaulting a 71-year-old Sikh man.
Tyrone McAllister, the son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister, faces charges of elder abuse, attempted robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon in the filmed attack of Sahib Singh Natt in Manteca.
A 16-year-old has also been charged, but his identity has not been publicly released due to his age.
Police said surveillance footage from outside a home in Manteca shows McAllister and the 16-year-old boy kicking Natt to the ground during his morning walk on Monday.
Natt suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack and is now recovering. But the local Fox affiliate reported he’s still too afraid to go on walks.
„The Sikh community, it has hit them hard but, you know, I would say that it’s not just the Sikh community, I think it hit the whole community of Manteca hard,“ City council member and family friend Gary Singh told FOX 40.
No bail was set for Tyrone McAllister following his arraignment on Friday.
Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister shared a message on the Union City Police Department page on Wednesday saying he helped identify his son as the primary aggressor in the video.
„I am completely disgusted in sharing with you that, later yesterday evening, I received a call from the Manteca PD that the suspect in this horrific crime turns out to by my 18-year old son,“ Chief McAllister said.
He added: „He has been estranged from our family and our home for several months now.“
Detectives are treating the case as an attempted robbery and trying to determine if the attack on Natt was a hate crime, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Natt told police through an interpreter that the suspects „asked him for some type of money“ before the attack.
Source: Business insider